On March 17th 2014, a press conference was called at Harvard University. Rumours flourished briefly, and then an announcement was made to great excitement. The BICEP2 experiment had detected B-mode polarisation in the cosmic...
Author: Rebecca Douglas
Usually if a building needs to withstand an earthquake, architects and engineers find ways to safely absorb its energy, for example, by building shock absorbers into the foundations. However, scientists at the Institut Fresnel...
Becky Douglas introduces you to the newest addition to the periodic table: Ununpentium!
Rebecca Douglas writes about the latest mission to Mars.
Becky Douglas reports from the edge of astrophysics: we have a new neighbouring galaxy!
The memories of scandals such as Climategate are still fresh and could lead the general public to question the morals of scientists. However, there is now evidence suggesting that even thinking about science can lead to moral behaviour. A paper published in the journal PLoS one demonstrates possible links between exposure to science and moral or pro-social behaviours.